As the drummer keeps time for the band, so Luna marks her months as she passes around the earth. Here, her crescent face is about to bid goodnight. She illuminates the trees on the mountain on her way over the horizon.
Jupiter – (the pic on the right was taken with higher ISO (sensitivity)) When I first snapped this and enlarged it I thought i moved the camera. Looking closer I realized I had captured four of the moons (Jupiter has in the range of 66 moons). I had no idea in my wildest imagination I’d pick up something like that…ever!
Orion’s Belt – I always watched this constellation as a child. Until just a few years ago, I referred to it as “the backwards 7″…It was always my confirmation that I was facing east in the evening. Of course now I know the three brightest comprise Orion’s belt, from Orion. I also learned a few very basics of the three…
- Alnitak is 100,000 times more luminous than the sun.
- Alnilam is 375,000 times more luminous than the Sun.
- Mintaka is 90,000 times more luminous than the Sun.
I also know now, that Orion’s belt is what clues me in to find Pleiades. Orion is said to “hunt” the seven sisters of the Pleiades.
Heavenly Peace – To consider how much brighter these stars are than the sun, yet how small they seem to the naked eye puts a little clearer perspective the vastness of this Universe.
To grasp that each of us is but a speck of dust when compared to the size of each of these stars and planets is phenomenal. They each have their own characteristics, yet they all work together to paint the most fantastic, continually transforming piece of art that could have been gifted to us.
When we accept that beautiful canvas as a gift from the Creators in whose image we are created (or did we create theirs?!), we discover what magnificent creators they are. One day perhaps we can grasp that, indeed, we can create just as magnificently as they. We can drop the destructive warring and be at peace and harmony with one another in the same way these heavenly bodies present themselves to us … Peace without end.